Techniques employed by fiber artists and the textile industry; on-loom and off-loom weaving, spinning and vegetable dyeing, and fabric and fiber techniques in contemporary work.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 200. One or more areas of endeavor selected for exploration. Emphasizes research into the various techniques and mastery of the methods.
Selected printing, dyeing and fabric manipulation techniques.
Use of skins and hides to create items of artistic and/or functional value. Emphasis on the design and execution of works in one or all forms of leather and fur.
Study of diverse textile traditions around the world.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 210. Further exploration of a technique or techniques selected by the student. A research paper on the historical implications of a technique and a final project are required.
Prerequisite(s): ARTX 222. Advanced course in designing prints for the textile industry. Primary emphasis is the further development of a personal aesthetic appropriate to industry needs as well as that of the student-designer. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 300. Exploration of area or areas of textile techniques selected by the student. An exhibit of work done during the semester is to be planned and hung by the student. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 323. A continuation of the study of skins, hides and fur as creative materials. Emphasis is placed on the use of the basic skills learned in the preceding courses. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 300. Topics for investigation selected with the approval of the instructor. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9 credits.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 200. Weekly field trips to museums and galleries, artist's studios and textile companies in New York and New Jersey. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 400. Designing for the power loom with emphasis on the jacquard process.
Designing with simple and four harness floor looms in a variety of techniques and materials. Taken serially.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 500. Primary emphasis on designing with simple and four harness table and floor looms. A variety of techniques and materials. Taken serially.
Survey course in all aspects of fabric embellishment; tie-dye, batik, blockprint, tritik discharge, silkscreen printing, 3M matrix, etc. Taken serially.
Development of forms through a variety of off-loom techniques used singly or in combination. Taken serially.
The effect of centuries of textile traditions on the modern fiber artist.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 534. Intensive consideration of all fiber construction techniques that do not depend on the loom; choice of one technique for intensive study. Taken serially.
Prerequisite(s): ARFI 624. Intensive work in a chosen non-loom textile technique, eg., knotting. Taken serially. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.